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Attack on Titan Creator Shares Emotional Apology for Controversial Ending

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Attack on Titan’s Hajime Isayama recently made his first trip to North America to be a part of Anime NYC, the major convention that houses plenty of announcements for some big anime franchises. During his panels that dove into his past creating the Scout Regiment, Isayama revealed that he still struggles with the ending of his beloved franchise and took the opportunity to apologize for how the conclusion play out. With many fans believing that the finale to be quite controversial, the final episodes of the anime will adapt these manga moments next year.    

Without going into spoiler territory, the Attack on Titan finale certainly ends its place as one of the more controversial endings in the anime world. This stays true to the spirit of the anime’s final season, as Eren Jaeger becoming a villain was a curveball that many didn’t see coming. Acquiring the power of the Founding Titan and using said power to awaken an army of Colossal Titans at his beck and call, fans shouldn’t expect a happy ending when it comes to the dark anime franchise. Considering the amount of death and destruction that the series has presented, fans should steel themselves to lose some big names before the anime adaptation from Studio MAPPA comes to a close.

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Isayama took the opportunity to apologize for Attack on Titan’s ending, detailing how he still doubts how he brought everything to a close, which had the audience in attendance applauding the mangaka for the work he’s done on the series and bringing tears to the artist’s eyes, reportedly:

“I want to express my gratitude to all fans. I wasn’t sure how to feel about the end of the story. I was having a really difficult time and I apologize. Carrying heavy feelings, I was down for a long time, until yesterday when I met fans during the signing. Fans told me the ending was great and that they loved the ending and it made me happy and coming to New York was a great experience for me. Thank you.” 

What did you think of Attack on Titan’s ending? Are you prepared to say goodbye to the Scout Regiment and their dark journey next year? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Titans. 

Via Attack on Fans

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